Chicago-AEC Supports Last Cabrini Green Residents


"Cabrini-Green may be almost gone, but there are still a few residents left fighting for their homes.

At the last open high-rise at 1230 N. Burling St., near the corner of Halsted and Division streets, four families stood up and said they won't be pressured to move out earlier than planned.

In July, all the remaining families at the building got 180-day notices, saying their building would be closing in six months. But they recently got another notice–letting them know their building would close in 60 days–two weeks earlier than planned–because the building had too few families living there to be safe.

Activists say residents are being pressured to move every day by Chicago Housing Authority relocation officials. When six moving trucks pulled up this morning, they put their foot down and said they wouldn't move until they had to go."

Read the entire article.

For a slideshow of Cabrini then and now and more about the complex's final days, read the Chicago Muckrakers' post from October: Remembering Cabrini-Green as it was.